When a Florida resident suffers injury or illness due to a toxic exposure, it is essential to identify who is legally responsible. Toxic exposure can occur just about anywhere. A significant number of cases arise in the workplace, when employees are exposed to dangerous industrial chemicals, cleaning solvents and other substances.
When the exposure occurs in the workplace, the victim will often blame the employer. In most circumstances, however, the employee's only recourse against the employer will be through Florida's workers' compensation system. The advantage of a workers' compensation claim is that the worker is not required to prove negligence or fault on the part of the employer. The disadvantage is that the compensation recoverable is quite limited.